Dogs on Leads

Due to the predominately rural nature of our municipality, Wellington Shire Council nominates dog on lead areas, rather than dog off lead areas. Apart from the nominated areas listed below, dogs can be exercised without leads, provided they remain in the effective control of the person walking them.


Designated Dog On-Lead Areas 

All dogs are required to be placed on a lead at all times in the following areas unless otherwise specified. If you are found to have your dog off the lead in the areas listed below, you may be issued with a $200 penalty.


Briagolong Area
Briagolong Recreation Reserve (During Market Operational Times).


Cowwarr Area
Lions Park (Cricket Street).


Golden Beach Area
Golden Beach/Paradise Beach Community Centre Playground Area.


Heyfield Area
George Street, Temple Street, Apex Park (George Street), Lions Park, Rotary Park.


Loch Sport Area
Foreshore Lions Park Playground Area.


Maffra Area
Johnson Street (Between Foster and McMillan Streets), Fred Drury Park (Carpenter Street), Lions Park Playground Area (Johnson Street), Macalister Wetland Reserve Area (Flora and Fauna Risk), Island Reserve/Port of Maffra, Macalister River Regional Park (McMahon Drive).


Port Albert
Rutter Park.


Rosedale Area
Prince Street, Playground Area (Lyons Street), Prince Street Reserve, Edward Crooke Reserve (west of Neighbourhood House).


Sale Area
Sale Pedestrian Mall, Raymond Street (between Stawell and Foster Streets), Cunninghame Street (between Reeve and York Streets), Macarthur Street (between Reeve and York Streets), Macalister Street (between Reeve and York Streets), York Street (between Foster and Stawell Streets), Adventure Playground/Fauna Park Area (Guthridge Parade), Market Area (During Market operational times only), Port of Sale Precinct (Bordered by Foster Street, Park Street, Canal Road and Desailly Street South), Lake Guthridge and Guyatt Walking Tracks (Flora and Fauna Risk), Little Athletics Ground/Playground Area (McLachlan Street).


Seaspray Area
Seaspray Foreshore Playground, Children’s Playground (area between Buckley, Bearup, Lyons and Buchan Streets).


Stratford Area
Apex Park (Princes Highway), Memorial Park (Princes Highway).


Woodside Beach
Playground area.


Yarram Area
Commercial Road (between James Street and Church Road), Yarram North Recreation Reserve, Yarram Wetland Reserve, Devon North Recreation Reserve, Yarram Memorial Playground, Playground Area (James Street), Playground Area (Walpole Court).


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